The Petco Foundation and Ellen DeGeneres are ready to reward a handful of fantastic animal care teams for their incredible successful rescue stories.

This duo’s Holiday Wishes Grant Campaign is looking for stories, photos and videos of animals that were helped out of a bad place and are now thriving in their own “happily ever after.” Any non-profit animal assisting organization is encouraged to share their tales of animal heroism, as Ellen is especially excited to share the most impressive rescues on her show in December.

If your organization has a particularly moving tale of an animal rescue from the past two years, click here to enter your tale into the competition by November 22nd, 2013. I’m really impressed with Petco and Ellen’s huge cash donations for their top rescue stories, as the first place winner earns a $100,000 Petco Foundation grant for their organization! Other prizes include a $50,000 grant for second place, $25,000 for third, and up to ten addition grants of $10,000 and $5,000 for runner-up animal groups.

Between Ellen using her show to share the harrowing and rewarding stories of animals who were carried from dire situations to loving and happy lives, and the huge amount of grant money to be distributed to worthwhile animal aiding causes across the United States, this contest really will continue to make a bunch of holiday wishes come true for animals who are still recovering. Great job, you two!

Sources: Holiday Wishes Campaign, Petco, Halo (Ellen’s premier natural pet food brand)